Nigel Owens reveals the lovely way Joe Marler always greets him

Popular Welsh referee Nigel Owens has revealed the unlikely way England rugby star Joe Marler greets him every time he sees him.

Top referee Nigel Owens, speaking at a live recording of The Welsh Rugby Podcast to raise funds for clubs affected by the recent flooding, told a story of his own personal dealings with Marler

He revealed the England loose-head prop would always welcome Owens by saying ‘good morning’ in Welsh, regardless of what time of day it was.

“Every time I go into the English changing room before a game – you do the usual stuff, have the front row chats – he always comes up and says ‘bore da’.

“No matter what time of the day it is, it’s ‘bore da’.

“I keep telling him ‘it’s prynhawn da now or nos da’.

“The last time I did him was England’s game recently against France. It was the afternoon and he came up to me and said ‘prynhawn da’.”


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Nigel Owens said: “The words great and legend are bandied around far too frequently when it comes to our sports stars, but they most certainly each apply in the case of him.”


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